Project finished.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by wickedtools, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. Roccobagadonuts

    Roccobagadonuts Dr. Squier

    Sep 8, 2010
    Remulak
    Looks cool. Looks like some of the guitars made from reclaimed wood from abandoned homes with all the stripes...
     
  2. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Squier-Meister

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    340
    Mar 9, 2020
    Greybull, WY
    Nice build, looks great.
     
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  3. John L Rose

    John L Rose Squier-holic

    I dunno... thickness planer and many gluing clamps?
    They must be narrow enough that there's a fair amount of flexibility in them.
     
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  4. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Nut

    Age:
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    965
    Feb 18, 2020
    SoCal
    If that is a result of mass or semi-mass production, there's another way, a press. You build basically what is a big block and squeeze the holy hell out of it then slice it like bread and plane those slabs. Prolly have to use a different type of glue though.
     
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  5. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

    Age:
    57
    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    That body is from nomoonlaser on ebay -- they have been moving a relatively large amount of them (13 up for sale right now), so I imagine its at least semi-mass produced. Many of the pics look like they are taken on the deck outside a home, so it may even be something they do in the home

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/nomoonlase...yD8AAOSwcNJfWpa0&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

    144 sold listings - that a LOT of bodies to glue up!
     
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  6. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Nut

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    Feb 18, 2020
    SoCal
    Y'know, another way, but slower, is to sneak up on it. Glue in small pieced. let's say4. Make 4 of those, and then glue them together...
     
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  7. wickedtools

    wickedtools Dr. Squier

    May 16, 2010
    west texas
    The pine body is very resonant and light weight, I’m loving it:)
     
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  8. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Age:
    50
    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    I have an actual piece of a bowling alley. I have been thinking about using it for a guitar body. After seeing @wickedtools build, I might just do it. A Tele would be perfect!

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  9. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    How thick is that slab? I always envisioned a bunch of 1x4s on edge, but it's probably not that thick.
     
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  10. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Age:
    50
    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    I haven’t actually measured, but it’s at least a couple inches. I made my workbench out of it years ago, and that piece in the picture is what was left over.
     
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  11. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    I was just doing a little searching. It looks like the wooden ones are often (always?) 2" thick.

    Edit: I just found some sections on eBay that are 2-1/2" thick.
     
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  12. Forum Guest

    Forum Guest Squier-Meister

    325
    Jan 22, 2019
    United States
    Great looking build!!!
     
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  13. wickedtools

    wickedtools Dr. Squier

    May 16, 2010
    west texas
    That’s awesome, do it:)
     
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  14. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-holic

    Age:
    58
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    Just finished this baby up today. Sold it for $240 to a friend. Costed me around $138 or so to build, plus my time. Had fun doing it. Used yellow Angellus shoe dye in it.

    Kmise Neck Ebay $28
    Tauro Wood Works Poplar Body $56
    Inexpensive Pickups, Tuners and Bridge. $40
    Pots and 3 way Switch $2
    Control Plate $6
    Pickguard $6

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  15. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Nut

    Age:
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    965
    Feb 18, 2020
    SoCal
    You know Martis Creek Reservoir?
     
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  16. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Squier-Meister

    482
    Feb 2, 2013
    Bucharest - RO
    That’s why I love pine-barncasters... very similar with mine...
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  17. mteetank

    mteetank Squier Talker

    7
    Aug 25, 2020
    Minnesota
    Very cool! I love the control and bridge accent metal!!!!!
     
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  18. Block Head Ike

    Block Head Ike Squier-holic

    Hurrah! "Butts Bridge" country!
     
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  19. Wizzer

    Wizzer Squier-holic

    Age:
    47
    Jul 12, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    That nomoonlaser guy makes some great bodies. I've got one of his, too.
     
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  20. Wizzer

    Wizzer Squier-holic

    Age:
    47
    Jul 12, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    You just glue them all together and plane the whole thing. It's easy if you've got a planer that's 14" wide.
     
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